Boulevard it is a French term that is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). The word that does appear is boulevard , derived from this concept of the French language. In any case, it is usual that in our language the word boulevard is also used.
A boulevard or boulevard, in short, is a tree-lined street or avenue that stands out for being very wide . It is also called boulevar al walk which is in the middle of this type of streets.
The origin of the boulevards is found in the cities of the Middle Ages . In fact, boulevard comes from bolwerk, a Dutch notion that can be translated as "defending" or "bulwark" . In the medieval era, roads were built around the fortresses: when the walls were torn down, the roads remained as streets for urban circulation. Thus arose the boulevards with characteristics similar to those we know today.
Today a boulevard is a avenue which usually has several roads . The trees and plants that are at their sides and often in the middle give it ornamental beauty and allow rest in the shade in the summer.
Sunset boulevard , in The Angels (U.S ), is one of the most famous boulevards of the world . Go through Hollywood , Beverly hills , Bel-air and other districts. Its most popular sector is known as Sunset strip .
He Paseo de la Reforma in the Mexico City and the Gran Vía of the Catalan Courts from Barcelona (Spain ) are also boulevards of importance .
However, we must not overlook other important boulevards throughout the world such as the following:
-Karl Marx Allee. Hermann Henselmann, Karl Souradny, Richard Paulick or Hans Hopp are some of the architects who participated in the design and construction of this boulevard that is located in Berlin. It was erected in the German Democratic Republic between 1952 and 1960. It is 2 kilometers long and 89 meters wide. It highlights the famous towers (Strausberger Platz and Frankfurter Tor) designed by Henselmann.
-Avenida de Mayo, which is located in Argentina, specifically is the first boulevard that had Buenos Aires. It is the backbone of the historic center of the city and has become the scene of the most important events that take place. It comes to connect what is the Plaza del Congreso with the Plaza de Mayo.
-The Paseo del Prado, located in Madrid, is another of the most relevant boulevards in the world and the most significant in the Spanish capital. It is, among other things, because it has also been called the art walk. Why? Because there are both the famous Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Not to mention that the Reina Sofía Museum is also nearby. In addition, it is declared of Cultural Interest and is surrounded by other historical sites such as the Cibeles Fountain, the Puerta de Alcalá or the Plaza de Neptuno.